series of acrylic gel skins with image on them

 

You can create an image transfer onto an thin sheet of acrylic paint that we call a "skin". Rather than transferring an image directly onto the surface this will allow you a different way of playing with the placement of the "skins". In this way there is a collage element to your process when you use this method of transfer.

 

Your image can be photocopied or lazer copied - these types of reproductions have the right kind of toner…

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A sculpture made from a small statue with a turquoise pyramid for a headJe te porterais Marie, wax, glitters, pigments, plaster, found object, Magali Hebert-Huot

This month I’ve curated a collection of art that incorporates geometry. While it may often be said that art and mathematics are two very different disciplines, the intersections between the two, and the use of geometry in art, goes way back to Leonardo Da Vinci’s time, and even before that. Geometry was traditionally a part of art in that it…

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painting acrylic medium onto a wooden surface

 

Creating an image transfer with acrylic paint is a simple process that can add interesting dimensions of collage to your work. This mixed media technique can also speed up your art making process!

 

Your image can be photocopied or lazer copied - these types of reproductions have the right kind of toner that works well for transfers. Some magazines may work but it depends on the method of printing so results may vary. * Your image…

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A painting of a woman walking with a boat in water in  the bacjground

Begoia Afloat, oil on canvas

 

Edward Bear Miller, our featured artist for today, is originally from Washington, D.C. He paints landscapes as well as figures and portraits in heavy, defined brushstrokes.

 

Lines and layers of colour and shadow appear on the surface of Edward’s paintings like the shadows of tree branches, overlapping and building forms. The brushstrokes themselves become parts of his landscapes, which are divided on…

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a drawing of a mermaid sitting in an underwater sceneUntitled

Anastasia Proudnikova is our featured artist for today. Anastasia works as a tattoo artist, as well as creating her own original art and photography which is available on her webpage.

 


A composite image of several black and white tattoosUntitled

Rather than a traditional commercial tattoo studio, Anastasia has a studio set up in her home, where her tattoo clients can have their design done in the utmost comfort and privacy. I like seeing all of her artistic explorations in her…

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crackle texture with paint colours

 

Crackle finish can add an interesting effect to your art and can be used to create either a bold or subtle texture depending on your preference. Golden Crackle Paste is a whitish paste that can be applied in a thick or thin application.  When applied in a thicker application the cracks will appear larger and when applied in a thinner application they will be finer. 

 

Golden Crackle Paste 


1. Golden Crackle Paste is white and…

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An image of Tran Nguyen working at her drawing table

 

This Sunday, let’s take a look at the studio of artist and illustrator Tran Nguyen. Nguyen’s style shows her skill at drawing people and object’s realistically, but she makes it more interesting by creating surreal and psychological images of people and places, incorporating geometry and symbolism.

 

As an illustrator, the most important part of Nguyen’s studio space is her drawing table. She works mainly on paper, and in…

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A tiny portrait painting of Dale Cooper from Twin PeaksTwin Peaks - Coop II, acrylic and ink on miniature canvas

Amber Petersen, our featured artist of the day, is currently located in Toronto, Ontario. She

works in both painting and photography, and I find that her work shows an interesting contrast in the way she uses each medium.

 

I am particularly fond of Amber’s paintings, which are often pop-cultural portraits of known faces. Many of her paintings are on a tiny scale, as small as…

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A painting of a bee over scraps of old paperUntitled

Tina Tavolacci is a Michigan artist who specializes in painting and jewelry, incorporating insect motifs, as well as animals and plants into much of her work.

 

The recurring images of different items from nature – insects, sea creatures, leaves and branches of trees – are interesting when placed on jewelry. Something that is often refined to be as smooth and shiny as possible is, in the case of Tina’s work, left a bit…

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Motion Silhouette is a unique book created by Megumi Kajiwara. This unique book  is a not only a pop-up book but requires a flashlight or similar moveable light source to create moving shadows that become part of the narrative. The moving shadow of a tree shows a day passing and then a lightening pattern. This is a gorgeous project with simple and elegant design that allows interaction that adds an element of the poetic. 


book cover for Motion Silhouette

page from pop up book Motion Silhouette

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stencil art image of a stag

 

Stencils are an amazing tool for painters. You can use them in a very complex way or a very simple way. One thing is certain, they aren't just for crafters and street artists. The speed at which you can create a body of work with the use of stencils is enough reason to start experimenting!

 

I urge you to create your own stencils rather than purchase premade ones ---otherwise it may be pretty easy for someone to copy your artwork!…

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A man and the moon on a shore

 

“Private Moon is a visual poem, telling a story about a man who found the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of his life” Leonid Tishkov

 

Here are some photographs that should wake up the romance in your creativity. Photographer Leonid Tishkov travels the world creating these surreal photos with his unlikely companion, the moon. When I look at these photos I feel inspired by their mood. To me there seems to be a permeating…

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An abstract painting with many long colourful brushstrokesUntitled

Looking at Jonathan Hertzel’s work is like seeing an image transformed into different mediums. A sculptor and a painter, Jonathan’s bronze sculptures seem like fragments of his chaotic paintings, pulled off the canvas and made three-dimensional.

 

The sense of movement in Jonathan’s paintings is incredible. Despite their strictly abstract nature, I find myself viewing them more as landscapes, if quite bizarre landscapes.…

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